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3” Grandmother Handmade Paper Doll with 2 Costumes c1860s 12" Pantin type Mechanical Paper Toy - Ethnic Dancer? c1880s
Price: $40.00
Price: $55.00
Grandmother Handmade Paper Doll Paper Doll or  Toy Ethnic Dancer
A rather unusual hand made paper doll.  The 3" paper doll is a cutout from a magazine and depicts a rear profile of an older woman. A seven (7) part paper litho on wood articulated, mechanical pantin style jumping jack toy or paper doll.
Folky Victorian Toy - String Ball & Wooden Cup The Hen Yard Account. ..1876
Price: $100.00
Price: $110.00
String Ball & Wooden Cup The Hen Yard Account. ..1876
A Victorian child's cup and ball toy. A naive handcrafted 4 leaf ledger relaying the activities of the hen yard in 1876.  A naive hen adorns the front cover.  The front page annotates the number of Chickhens (sic) raised and died as well as the number of cocks, and the number of sold pullets, hens and roosters, plus the money received and paid. The total number was 14.  The next two pages are "memoranda" with 4 different entries on events relating to medical issues, laying habits and the demise of some of the birds. The final page is a count of the birds that died and the cause.  Measures 4" x 3 1/2"..
Album with Nine (9) Original Abstract Black Silhouette Scenes Mostly Whimsical– Some with Poetry. Signed W. S. 5 Naive 20" Folk Art Paper Dolls - Buster Brown, Robert, Bertha, Nan & Lenora . .Nebraska.1910s
Price: $400.00
Price: $450.00
Album with Nine  5  Naive 20"  Folk Art Paper Dolls - Buster Brown, Robert, Bertha, Nan & Lenora . .Nebraska.1910s
A collection of various original cutwork silhouette works, each signed W. S.  Subject matter ranges from whimsy to fantasy and somberness. Five (5) crayon drawn and decorated paper dolls created from 'make-do' materials-- the back of pressed board advertising signed. The first is 21 1/2" older girl in a blue dress with large white colors. Her face is drawn as profile with an exaggerated nose and chin. Her hair is curled in tendrils. Created in two pieces. Her feet and legs are applied and watercolor decorated. The second is a 19 3/4" younger fuller girl done in crayon. This doll is actually dressed with a silk bow in her hair, an islet lace neck choker and a handmade chiffon dress, banded at top with the same ribbon as used on her hair. Here gray and orange boots are crayon.   The remaining three each measures about 18 1/2". A boy and girl in sailor influenced attire. The third is a Buster Brown look-alike, wearing the familiar red suit with black neck bow and big round eyes. This dolls appear to be created by the same individual. .
Fine Made by Hand Geometric Designed Paper Hearts with Woven Hair with Flower at Center with Surrounding verse titled Star of Memory. ..April 14, 1861 Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
Price: $500.00
Price: $750.00
 Fine Made by Hand Geometric Designed Paper Hearts with Woven Hair with Flower at Center with Surrounding verse titled Star of Memory. ..April 14, 1861 Fanciful 15" Articulated Dresed Matador
An 8" x 10" piece with geometrically positioned saw-tooth cut hearts in various colors with a plaited eternal ring of hair at center with a cut-out embossed flower at center. A verse in faint ink in background is titled Star of Memory.  Dedicated to Mrs. Jennett L. Johnson by Mrs. H. C. Barney  Includes transcription of the verse. . A truly fanciful fellow with a printed face,and card stock body parts that have been decorated with applied and layered polished and foiled papers. His exaggerated hat has a large applied flower.  His bodice begins with pleated paper dickey and velvet bow tie; a crest is applied beneath the dickey.  His waistcoat is constructed of various foiled papers with red embellishment and embossing. His topcoat is velvet with studded border trim topped with a large red silk bow.  The arms and legs are jointed at the shoulders, elbows, hips and knees..
Folk Art Decorated Drawing of flowers and birds - excerpt from a Pastoral titled of Morning, Noon and Evening by John Cunningham,. .. 16 Cut Horses, Carriages and Wagons with Saddles and Bridle, Mary Lapham, NY 1867 , plus Copybook
Price: $800.00
Price: $1,000.00
 Folk Art Decorated Drawing of flowers and birds - excerpt from a Pastoral titled of Morning, Noon and Evening  by John Cunningham,. .. 16 Cut Horses, Carriages and Wagons with Saddles and Bridle, Mary Lapham, NY 1867 , plus Copybook
Naive fraktur style with vining border and wreath created by Harriet Young, September 29, 1809.  A large basket  adorns the top of the page filled with fruit and flowers.  Birds on the edges of the baskets and nearby tree stumps.  At center is the  hand penned "Noon" portion of Cunningham's Morning, Noon and Evening.    Measures 7 3/4" x 9 1/2".. Surface wear and corner chips. Sixteen (16) different paper-cuts and accessories.  They are 'make-do' as previously printed publications were used to cut the paper.  There are 8 horses, 2 dogs, coaches, wagons,  Finally they is an array of saddles, blankets and bridles to 'accessorize' the animals.  The copybook was found with the paper-cuts and belonged to Mary Lapham, May 30, 1867.  . Identified Mary A. Lapham, Taghkanic, Columbia, County, NY 1857 - 1930
Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s 1830s Scherenschnitte Cut-work Valentine & Punch Paper Sampler Rose Bookmark John Ripley, Putnam-Houser House, Belpre, Ohio
Price: $1,200.00
Price: $1,300.00
Fine 12" Watercolor Dressed Scotsman with Articulated Legs c1890s 1830s Scherenschnitte Cut-work Valentine & Punch Paper Sampler Rose Bookmark John Ripley, Putnam-Houser House, Belpre, Ohio
A 12" Scotsman dressed in a traditional kilt with with shoulder sash and belt.  Embellished with feathers on his hat and belt.  Finely detailed facial and hand features.  Not the detail on his stockings. A simple string mechanism allows him to dance.. A grouping of materials belonging to John D. Ripley found by a descendant among papers in the  of the Putnam-Houser House in 1981. Contents include:A 12” x 15” scherenschnitte or cut-workpaper valentine with elongated floral design and circular decorative elements at border. Center has a hand-penned verse reading “This Valentine I sent to You As evidence of high respect, And when you read if e’er you do,  Don’t treat this missive with neglect.  Intricately cut from one sheet of paper. Few separations and light water stains. Housed in mahogany frame. It is accompanied by a silk punch paper sampler bookmark depicting a rose and the name John Ripley. The punch work measures 2 1/4” x 5”. The bookmark was found in the family Bible, 1857. Also includes a polished stock visiting card and embossed envelope addressed to John Ripley Esq.  Accompanying the material  is a note card signed by J. H. Houser Jr., describing the materials.   This is all accompanied by a typewritten genealogy of John Putnam, 1580-1662 and his wife Priscilla Gould.  .